Rotary Club Holds 18th Annual Orphanage Olympics
Mangaluru: It was an Eventful day of Celebrations and Jubilations for the very enthusiastic 500 children residing in 10 different orphanage schools. who crave for parental love and affection but unfortunately deprived. Leaving behind their agony, Grief and grievances they felt the sense of freedom, Relaxed, Freely mingled, Rejoiced, Played, Danced, with other orphanage school children and shared their memorable moments. It was a platform provided to the children by Rotary and Rotaract club to showcase their hidden skills in sports and inborn Talents in the Cultural Events. All the guests, spectators could observe the enjoyment and smile in the faces of the lovely children who experienced that they are not lonely.
Rotary Club of Mangaluru central jointly with Rotaract Club of Mangaluru City organised their 18th Annual Orphanage Olympics exclusively for the inmates of the different Orphanages operating in and around the Dist. on 27 November 2016 at Sharada High School. It was a one-day long fun fair, Joy filled festival of Sports and Carnival Of Cultural Events wherein 500 orphans after a spectacular, Colourful march past session, actively participated with zeal and enthusiasm. It was a memorable day for them.
Chancellor of Nitte University Dr Vinay Hegde in his inaugural address lauded the selfless service of Rotary by responding to the needs of children by providing a platform and an equal opportunity to showcase their skills and talents in order to eliminate social inequality.
President of Sharada Institutions M B Puranik was the guest of honour, in is address he advocated that the voluntary service organisations should strive hard to eliminate the social evil, inequality and backwards feeling prevailing in the society.
Chairman of the organising committee Dr Devdas Rai revealed that this event is a part of their Community development oriented service project, the aim and objective are to bring a smile on the faces of the lovely children and a feeling that they are not lonely.
President of the Club Rtn. Anil Gonsalves welcomed, Asst. Governor zone II Vinayak Prabhu, Charter President Rtn. Premanath Kudva, President of Rotaract Club of Mangaluru City. Rtr Yathish Salian, Secretary Rtr Shivaprasad Bhat were present. Secretary Rtn. Raymond D’Cunha delivered the vote of thanks. Rtn K M Hegde compered the program.